I'm Dr/ Cathy Sparks, quilting since 2000. It therapy for me. I have 3 special needs grandkids, one lives with me & has autism. The other 2 have speech problems to some degree. I have degrees in holistic & natural health, but I'm not in a practice. I have too much going on otherwise. Someone in my embroidery club mentioned this board at a recent meeting so I thought I'd check it out. I hope to enjoy being a member. I also paint & like to design my own quilts.